Marco Torsiglieri

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Marco Torsiglieri
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Torsiglieri in action for Metalist in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marco Natanael Torsiglieri
Date of birth (1988-01-12) 12 January 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Castelar, Argentina
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Vélez Sarsfield (loan from Rosario Central)
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2006 Vélez Sarsfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Vélez Sarsfield 32 (1)
2007–2008Talleres (C) (loan) 31 (0)
2010–2011 Sporting CP 16 (0)
2011Metalist Kharkiv (loan) 16 (1)
2011–2015 Metalist Kharkiv 26 (0)
2013–2014Almería (loan) 27 (1)
2015Boca Juniors (loan) 12 (0)
2015–2016 Morelia 15 (0)
2016– Rosario Central 6 (0)
2017Racing Club (loan) 11 (1)
2018–Vélez Sarsfield (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018

Marco Natanael Torsiglieri (born 12 January 1988) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield on loan from Rosario Central as a central defender or a left-back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Castelar, Buenos Aires Province, Torsiglieri made his Primera División debut for Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield on 18 November 2006, being loaned to Primera B Nacional club Talleres de Córdoba for the 2007–08 season. Returning to El Fortín he would be part of the Clausura 2009-winning squad, although he did not play in any of the games.

Torsiglieri left Vélez in June 2010 to play for Sporting Clube de Portugal,[1] signing for 3.4 million.[2][3] In July 2010, 50% of the player's rights regarding a future transfer were sold to investment group Quality Football Ireland Limited, for €1.7 million.[4]

Torsiglieri made his official debut for Sporting on 16 September 2010, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 group stage away win against Lille OSC for the UEFA Europa League.[5] His first Primeira Liga appearance came on 24 October in a 1–0 home success over Rio Ave FC,[6] and he finished his only season with the Lions with 23 matches all competitions comprised, with the team ranking third 36 points behind eventual champions FC Porto.

In July 2011, Torsiglieri joined FC Metalist Kharkiv on loan,[7] and in December he signed a permanent five-year deal with the Ukrainians.[8] On 3 August 2013, in the same predicament, he moved teams and countries again, signing a one-year deal with La Liga side UD Almería.[9]

After spells playing for Boca Juniors, Monarcas Morelia, Rosario Central and Racing Club de Avellaneda, Torsiglieri returned to Vélez – his first professional team – for the second half of the 2017–18 season.[10]




  1. ^ "Novo defesa esquerdo no Sporting?" [New left back for Sporting?] (in Portuguese). Trio Galático. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vélez pierde a López y Torsiglieri" [Vélez lose López and Torsiglieri] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Portuguese Securities Market Commission. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "10–11 Resultados primeiro semestre" [2010–11 First semester results] (pdf) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "New-look Sporting win in France". PortuGOAL. 16 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Last-gasp Abel snatches win for Sporting; Benfica edge past Portimonense". PortuGOAL. 24 October 2010. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Metalist signed Torsiglieri". Metalist Kharkiv. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Торсильери: "Подписал контракт с Металлистом до 2016 года" [Torsiglieri: "I signed a contract with Metalist until 2016"] (in Ukrainian). ISport. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "El Almería apuntala la defensa con Torsiglieri" [Almería bolster defense with Torsiglieri]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 August 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bouzat y Torsiglieri ya son refuerzos de Vélez" [Bouzat and Torsiglieri are already additions to Vélez] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 

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